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Actress Reagan Preston-Gomez’s Mom Sued The Detroit Police Department For Sexual Harassment And Won

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Actress Reagan Preston-Gomez and her mom Cheryl Gomez  By Mwabi Kaira Listening to Queen Sugar actress Reagan Preston-Gomez’s podcast Reaganomics last week, featuring her mother Cheryl Gomez, I could not believe that her sexual harassment story that happened back in 1982 sounded exactly like the many sexual harassment accounts by women today.  Thirty five years have gone by, and here…

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This Cancer Is On The Rise In Millennial Women. Know The Symptoms.

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  By Mwabi Kaira   A week before Thanksgiving in 2014, we celebrated my brother and sister’s joint birthdays with a party. Somewhere between the dancing, the drinks and cutting the cake, my big sister casually mentioned that she hadn’t been feeling well and google had told her that she probably had colon cancer.  I rolled my eyes and thought…

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Why The ‘White Designers Appropriating African Fashion Debate’ Is Old News

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Stella McCartney 2017 By Mwabi Kaira The internet exploded this week with news that fashion designer Stella McCartney’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection featured African prints.  Everyone took to hash tagging cultural appropriation and voiced their outrage all over social media that a designer could show white women wearing our designs.  I’m an African woman by way of Zambia and Malawi and…

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‘This Is Us’ Gets It Right With The Reality Of Transracial Adoption

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  ‘This Is Us’ stars Sterling K. Brown, Chrissy Metz, & Justin Harley   NBC’s “This is Us” took America by storm when it hit the airwaves last year. The show follows twins Kevin and Kate, and their adopted African American brother Randall, who was incidentally born on the same day, as they navigate their adult lives and flashbacks of…

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Esperanza Spalding Gives Facebook Fans A Virtual Front Seat To Her New Album

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By Mwabi Kaira Ever wonder what it would be like to have a front row seat to the making of your favorite artist’s album? Multiple Grammy-winning vocalist, bassist, and song-writer Esperanza Spalding’s newest album ‘Exposure’ did just that. Making good on an idea she came up with months ago, she recorded a live album over the course of 77 hours,…

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